Today’s “Love List” is about Graco products that are newborn essentials. Giving you her own favorites in this category is Erin, a new mama to the adorable “Peanut” (seriously adorable – we’ve snagged this baby and his smiles for informal photoshoots at the office!). After you’ve read about the three products Erin loves, be sure to leave us a comment with what your favorites are to be entered to win a Pack ‘n Play Playard with Cuddle Cove Rocking Seat this Friday!
Erin Bergstrom, Channel Marketing, 1.5 years at Graco
I was so excited to celebrate this Valentine’s Day with the two most important men in my life, my husband and our little peanut. It was simply perfect and I couldn’t have asked for a better gift than having a nice dinner with the two of them. Happy Valentine’s Day to my boys!
Parents-to-be are overwhelmed with purchasing decisions for baby. When friends ask for advice on what to buy, I don’t necessarily like to tell them everything we use because that could be information overload. But – I do always tell them about our very favorite three things: Swing By Me Portable Swing, Sweet Slumber Sound Machine, and the Travel Lite Crib.
I love these items because Peanut loves these items. The Swing By Me is simply perfect to cocoon him and make him comfortable. As a first time mom, I was afraid to leave Peanut anywhere and just wanted to hold him all the time. After a few days of having him home, I realized that I was going to have to put him down so I could wash bottles, put a load of laundry in and things of that nature. I had my girlfriend go out and get the Swing By Me and when we set it up, I put it into the recline position and it was a perfect nest for my newborn. I fell very comfortable letting Peanut rest and enjoy the swing. The other feature I absolutely love about this swing is that it’s very portable so I can easily take it anywhere in the house or fold it up and take it with us when we go visiting.
I have used the Sweet Slumber Sound Machine in Peanut’s room since we started putting him in his crib at about one month old. Not only is the Sweet Slumber the perfect size and plays white noise and other soothing sounds, it can also hook into my iPod so that I can play my own playlist of lullabies for Peanut. On our first overnight trip to Grandpa’s house, I brought Sweet Slumber with me and it was fantastic! Peanut was comfortable and felt just like he was at home – I would recommend this item to anyone!
Finally, to explain my love of the Travel Lite Crib. I think this is an amazing product: the benefit of having a playard in a compact size that’s perfect for travel and small spaces. My husband and I love boating and traveling and we have a cabin cruiser that we enjoy spending the weekend on during the summer. I was concerned about space because there’s not really enough room in the cabin for a traditional crib. Thankfully, the Travel Lite Crib does fit perfectly and will make it very comfortable for little Peanut to sleep when we have our overnight trips on the boat this summer. My husband & I can’t wait to share this love of ours with our new baby boy.
Thank you, Erin, for sharing your “Love List” with us! Now, it’s your turn: do you love Erin’s favorite products, too, or did we leave off the ones that would make your own “Love List?” Be sure to leave us a comment and you’ll be entered to win a Pack ‘n Play Playard with Cuddle Cove Rocking Seat this Friday!